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Seizures Autism After Eating Macaroni And Cheese
My 26.5 months girl taking phenobarbital after seizure since May'14 but not speak without some words.Hearing is ok and pointing for want.Is it autism?
Need some details: What was her development like prior to the seizure? Did she regress in any areas? Does she have thalassemia? Did she have an MRI & an overnight EEG ? She needs to see a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician, Pediatric Neurologist & Child Psychologist at Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital. Use developmental & autism-specific screens on firstsigns.org to help the specialists answer your questions. ...Read more
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more
I get migraines daily use excedrine to treat them I am asthmatic and seizure ADHD Asperger autism and want to try mild hbot is that safe for asthmatic?
Daily migraines: I'm not sure what hbot is. Perhaps hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Regardless, person to ask about safety of some proposed medication/treatment/surgery as it applies to you is person suggesting it for you. In other words, ask whoever is going to provide you w/hbot what they know w/regards to use in asthma. In meantime, check out http://goo.Gl/b4ay9 for options for (non)prescription migraine prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?
MPH has a slight : Risk of lowering the seizure threshhold. Start with a very low dose of vyvanse; it often causes fewer side effects than its active ingredient, Adderall xr. 20 mg. Of vyanse = ~ 6.5 mg. Of Adderall xr. Onset of action is 2 hrs.; duration is 12-14 hrs. Intuniv 1mg. Or strattera 10 mg. With very slow titration works in ~ 4-6 wks., when a low-dose stimulant often can be added without side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?
Question is unclear: I'm not sure i understand what you are asking. You describe an 11 year old child with adhd on an antipsychotic and an amphetamine. The Adderall is most likely being used to treat the adhd. I'm not sure why she is on the risperdal, and i'm not sure what you are referring to as to is this (what) a seizure. Please clarify. ...Read more
Can chronic ear infections be the cause of seizures that started on sept. 2012 and once each month every time w ear infection?- 3 y.O. Son with autism
Not Directly...: The answer is more complicated though...A child with developmental or neurologic problems often has a higher risk of having epilepsy. Ilness/infection/fever lower the threshold for triggering a seizure in someone with a seizure disorder. This would seem to need evaluation by a pediatric neurologist as well as an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son suffered a skull fracture at 4 weeks, which caused him to have seizures. Will this cause him to have autism?
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?
Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition ( because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, mental retardation, lower left lobe of brain is missing, strabismus and was born?
Did you hear about autism parents flocking to colorado for cannibis oil to treat their children having seziures?
Although studies on : efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Since medical marijuana is now legal in Nevada, affected families don't have to leave home. My hometown has always promoted cohort situational behaviors in visitors, leaving the visitors feeling slightly naughty & happy & us with no state income tax. ...Read more
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
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